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Production Narrative

by B. Freeman

If everything goes as planned, JAB5 was imageset and printed by BF at SUNY Purchase, Center for Editions, March, 1006 - about 500 copies on Mohawk Superfine. Design, etc., by BF. Melissa Watson did the JAB logo. The cover is by Seana Biondolillo & Geoff Meyer. And Sally Gardner cleaned the press. The Journal of Artists' Books is published twice a year, once in Spring & once in Fall. JAB was founded in 1994 in order to encourage lively and serious debate about artists' books. Our mission is to develop the field of artists' books by means of critical discourse and creative exploration of the intersections of book arts, artists' books, poetry, photography, experimental literature, and other book related creative endeavors. As a forum for the study of artists' books, JAB publishes articles, reviews of artists' books and exhibitions, and commentary on conferences as well as other book arts-related activities. JAB also documents current activity through interviews with artists, showcases creative work in the form of artists' statements and artist-designed pages, inserts, and covers.

Critical Analysis

by B. Freeman

Design Features

typographic: Overall, the text is presented in a two-column format with traditional use of font size and weight to call attention to particular passages within the articles. Page numbers, when present, vary in size, placement on the page, and opacity.

imagery: Contains drawn and collaged artists' pages. Also features images of and from several books discussed (see related works).

graphical: Traditional two column format with illustrations and illustrative photos. There are also artists' pages.

JAB5: The Journal of Artists' Books

Agents

Brad Freeman

type: initiating

role:
artist
author
binder
designer
photographer
printer
publisher

nationality:
born: United States

location:

dates:
birth: 1951-01-23


Brad Freeman

type: initiating

role:
author “Interview with with Simon Cutts and Erica Von Horn” (with Johanna Drucker), “Documentary Photography in Books: A Brief Glance,” and responses to “Letters to the Editor” and Carol Barton's “Buy More Artists' Books”, designer, printer, publisher


Seana Biondolillo

type: other

role:
artist Interior and exterior front and back covers (with Geoff Meyer)


Geoff Meyer

type: other

role:
artist Interior and exterior front and back covers (with Seana Biondolillo)


Johanna Drucker

type: other

role:
author “Interview with Simon Cutts and Erica Von Horn” (with Brad Freeman) and “Ephemeral As Thought: Didier Mathieu - Sixtus Editions.”


Joe Elliot

type: other

role:
author “Letter from Lower Broadway”


Tanya Piexoto

type: other

role:
author “Report From London”


Paul Zelevansky

type: other

role:
author “Look Who's Talking: Paul Zelevansky Reviws The Portrait Series by Warren Lehrer”


Marta Deike

type: other

role:
photographer Artists' Pages 24-25 (with Gary Sullivan)


Gary Sullivan

type: other

role:
artist Artists' Pages 24-25 (with Marta Deike)
author Artists' Pages 24-25 (with Marta Deike)


Deborah Davidson

type: other

role:
author letter to the editor


Laura Davidson

type: other

role:
author Letter to Editor


Carol Barton

type: other

role:
artist “Buy More Artists' Books”


Publication Information

edition type: editioned

publisher: JAB

place: JAB, 324 Yale Avenue, New Haven, CT, 06515; Printed at SUNY Purchase Center for Publications

dates:
publication: 1996-03-00 March 1996

edition size: about 500

Measurements

horizontal: 8.5 inches closed

vertical: 11 inches closed

Production Information

production means:
offset (local)
letterpress (local)

binding: saddle stitching (AAT)

media:
ink (local)

Appearance

general description: Pamphlet with offset printed text block and interior cover and letterpress printed exterior cover.

format: pamphlet (AAT)

cover: The interior and exterior front and back covers are collages by Seana Biondolillo and Geoff Meyer. Imagery utilized in the compositions include a man wearing a suit, tie, and goggles holding a gun (front cover over white background), a flying man in an Uncle Sam costume (back cover over text on white background), and a “Boxing Nun” (interior covers over text and imagery).

color: yes The exterior front and back covers are letterpress printed in chartreuse, red, and black.

Content

pagination: paginated 32 pages

numbered?: unnumbered

signed?: unsigned

Colophon

If everything goes as planned, JAB5 was imageset and printed by BF at SUNY Purchase, Center for Editions, March, 1006 - about 500 copies on Mohawk Superfine. Design, etc., by BF. Melissa Watson did the JAB logo. The cover is by Seana Biondolillo & Geoff Meyer. And Sally Gardner cleaned the press. The Journal of Artists' Books is published twice a year, once in Spring & once in Fall.